Check out these amazing Delhi-based eateries specialising in Kashmiri cuisine


Fondly called as India’s paradise, Kashmir is popular for its breath-taking valleys, snow-capped mountains, generous people, and most importantly, its exquisite cuisine – Wazwan. Aromatic, rich, spicy, and delectable are just a few terms that appropriately describe Kashmiri food. So, if we’ve got you dreaming of Yakhni, Roghan Josh, and more, then check out these amazing Delhi-based eateries specialising in Kashmiri cuisine.

Samavar

Samavar, though a multi-cuisine restaurant, predominantly specializes in Kashmiri cuisine. Sited in Greater Kailash, the restaurant is popularly known for its wide menu and unique taste. Some of the Kashmiri dishes that are most preferred by the visitors here include Goushtaba, Nadru Yakhni, Shalgam, Dum Aloo Kashmiri, Chicken Rista, Mutton Rogan Josh, and Kashmiri Dry Fruit Pulao. And not to forget, the star dish remains their Walnut Chutney. And if you are fond of Kashmiri spices or different kinds of bread, then you must visit their shop that houses these items.

Address: Pamposh Enclave, B-36, Pamposh Enclave, Greater Kailash 1

Chor Bizzare

If there’s one restaurant in Delhi that can be looked upon for serving the most authentic and traditional Kashmiri cuisine, it has to be Chor Bizzare. Known for its prompt service, delicious food, and classy ambiance, the restaurant boasts of a wide-ranging Kashmiri menu like no other. If you plan to visit Chor Bizzare, there’s one dish that you cannot miss trying, and that is Tarami Wazwan. Their Seekh Kebab, Aloo Bukhara, Haaq, Nadru Chorma, Khatte Baingan, and Laal Paneer are some of the must-haves. And ensure ending your meal with the Kahwa and Kashmiri Phirni served there.   

Address: Hotel Broadway, 4/15A, Asaf Ali Road

Caraway – The Grand

This classy restaurant located in Vasant Kunj is one of the firsts in the town that is certain to take you by surprise for its authenticity. The laid-back atmosphere maintained at the Caraway makes it a good place to grab a meal with friends, family, or even colleagues. Some of their finest dishes consist of Teh Pe The Kebab, Raan Caraway, Meat Beli Ram, and Methi Chaman. However, the most recommended dish that even the critics have vouched for is Khubani Ka Meetha from their dessert section. The lavish interiors and quick service make this restaurant worth visiting.

Address: The Grand, Phase II, Nelson Mandela Road, Vasant Kunj, Shanti Kunj B Block, Pocket 4

Ahad Sons

Founded by Khan Abdul Ahad Waza – a Kashmiri chef, Ahad Sons is a takeaway joint serving traditional Kashmiri Wazwan. The food at this eatery situated in Uday Park is loved by people in and around owing to its rich taste and delicate flavors since the preparation involves the usage of old cooking techniques. When here, don’t forget to take home their Kokkar Kebab, Aloobhukar Korma, Palak Rista, Choaq Wangan, Marchwagan Korma, and Kosher Pulao.

Address: 3A Majid Moth Village, Uday Park

The Pavilion- ITC Maurya

ITC Maurya’s Pavilion has two weekly Kashmiri buffets by housewife-turned-chef, Suman Kaul. The home-styled Kashmiri dishes have garnered quite a loyal fan following.  Tamatar Wangun, Methi Chaman, Kashmiri Rajma with Turnip, Chicken Yakhni, Mutton Rogan Josh, Guchchi Ver and Apple Pakora are some of her signatures. Moreover the five-star hotel ambience makes all the better.

Address: ITC Maurya Lobby Level, Sardar Patel Marg, Diplomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri

Mealability — the Flavor of Kashmir

Mealability — the flavor of Kashmir, run by celebrity chef Sanjay Raina, is a beautiful restaurant, with a pleasant open-air seating arrangement, too. The interiors are fairly plush, with well laid out tables. The menu includes everything that Kashmir is famous for — Rishta, Gushtaba, Kokur Kanti, Nadir Yakhin, Roganjosh, Haak Saag, Kaun Phirin, and so on. However you must try their signature Tarami platter, a traditional Kashmiri Wazwan feast displaying 10 dishes.

Address: Gate No.5, 5, Prithviraj Rd, Aurangzeb Road

Wherever and whenever you visit any of these restaurants, don’t miss having Kashmiri Kahwa tea, laced with cardamom, lemon, and finely chopped almonds, at the end of the meal!